Las Vegas Aviators reveal their new name after being formally known as the Las Vegas 51s.
Jerry DeSimone of the original Las Vegas Stars reminisces about Cashman Field which hosted its last Pacific Coast League game on September 1, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal.)
Tony DeFrancesco talks about the loss to Reno on Aug. 10, 2018, at Cashman Field. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New York Mets pitcher and Las Vegas native Paul Sewald took the train from New York to Washington, D.C., to support the Golden Knights in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal.)
Finn brings water to the umpire on May 12, 2018, at Cashman Field. (Betsy Helfand/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Palo Verde defeated Basic 4-2 on Saturday to win the Class 4A state baseball title. It was the first state baseball title in school history. Nate Bartlett drove in a pair of runs for the Panthers. He also had several key defensive plays, including a game-ending double play. Jaret Godman went the distance, allowing five htis, to get the win. Godman had four wins and three saves in Palo Verde’s eight postseason wins.
Nevada Prep hosts Elaine Wilson and Justin Emerson go over the Nevada State Finals brakcet for Baseball and Softball.
After watching their brothers win state baseball titles two years ago, two Basic softball players want their own ring. Mikayla Berg is the younger sister of former Basic pitcher Trever Berg. Angela Santillanes is the younger sister of former Basic infielder Christian Santillanes. Both helped Basic take home the 2016 state title, and Wolves followed it up with another ring in 2017. Now the softball team has a chance win its first state title after winning the Sunrise Region for the first time. First pitch is against Douglas at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.
Basic’s baseball team is looking for a third consecutive state championship this week. Senior pitcher C.J. Dornak lends plenty of experience. He has made four appearances and earned two wins in the last two state tournaments. Dornak is 7-0 with two saves and a 0.72 ERA this season. For his career, Dornak is 20-1 with six saves and a 0.67 ERA. Garrett Giles also is playing in his third state tournament, and should lead the offense.
He’s batting .495 with a team-high 44 RBIs. Bishop Gorman transfer Jesse Fonteboa adds offensive firepower.
He’s hitting .409 with four homers and 35 RBIs.
UNLV baseball coach Stan Stolte and shortstop Bryson Stott talk about losing the series to San Jose State. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal